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  • Friendship Village Introduces Skills Lab Nov 24, 2014 7:44 AM
    Friendship Village Introduces Skills Lab

     
  • West Chicago preparing for 2015 banner contest Nov 19, 2014 10:06 AM
    The outdoor gallery created by the 12 original banners displayed from May through September on Main Street in West Chicago for the community’s annual Banner Art Project captured the attention of downtown visitors and sparked enthusiasm for the project.

     
  • West Chicago man gets 30 years for raping 12-year-old Nov 18, 2014 6:57 PM
    A 32-year-old West Chicago man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for sexually abusing the 12-year-old daughter of a friend. Javier Rocha-Sosa pleaded guilty late Monday to two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault and was sentenced by Judge Blanche Hill Fawell.

     
  • Albright Theatre presents “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” Nov 18, 2014 3:50 PM
    The Albright Theatre Company is proud to present its holiday production of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” by Barbara Robinson. In this hilarious and heart-warming Christmas tale, Grace and Bob Bradley take on the church Christmas pageant. Enter the Herdman kids – probably the most awful kids in history! The Herdmans add their own flare to the Christmas story and Grace has her hands full thinking that the Herdmans will certainly ruin the pageant. Or can they help make this the best Christmas Pageant ever?

     
  • A Safe Haven hosts sold-out 20th anniversary gala Nov 18, 2014 3:34 PM
    A Safe Haven Foundation (ASHF) hosted a sold-out gala to celebrate their 20th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, Nov. 15 at the Oak Brook Marriot.

     
  • “It’s A Wonderful Life” at Tivoli Theatre to benefit sharing Connections Furniture Bank Nov 18, 2014 3:28 PM
    George Bailey and the magical town of Bedford Falls return for “It’s Wonderful Life.” The holiday classic will be shown at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, and Sunday, Dec. 14. Admission is $5 per person. Proceeds will benefit the Sharing Connection Furniture Bank. Come early and enjoy the preshow music on the Tivoli’s Wurlitzer pipe organ.

     
  • Live blogging at College of DuPage board meeting Nov. 20 Nov 18, 2014 3:12 PM
    Volunteers from the College of DuPage Faculty Association (CODFA) will liveblog the College of DuPage board of trustees meeting on Thursday, Nov. 20, beginning at 7 p.m. in Student Services Center 2200.

     
  • COD offers new ‘Physics of Politics’ class in spring 2015 Nov 18, 2014 3:06 PM
    College of DuPage is offering a new honors seminar titled “The Physics of Politics” for the first time in spring 2015. “This class is geared toward students pursuing a broad range of majors, including everything from philosophy to mechanical engineering,” said physics professor Tom Carter. “This combination of significant writing, group projects and basic quantitative analysis will provide opportunities and challenges for everyone.”

     
  • COD only Illinois Community College District to grow FTES enrollment over past five years Nov 18, 2014 2:59 PM
    Of the 39 community college districts in Illinois, College of DuPage was the only college district to grow Full Time Equivalent Student enrollment over the past five years.

     
  • COD students earn 1st, 3rd place in inaugural 597 Pipefitters Union Competition Nov 18, 2014 2:57 PM
    College of DuPage HVACR students Terrance Buckley of Bolingbrook and Joshua Vacek of Willowbrook earned first and third place, respectively, in the inaugural 597 Pipefitters Union competition.

     
  • Help serve the community this Christmas Nov 18, 2014 2:29 PM
    The Humanitarian Service Project of DuPage County is calling for donations of new toys and nonperishable food to support underprivileged children and families through its annual Christmas Offering. It has been putting gifts under the tree for local children in need since 1979. This year, it is projected to serve 350 families with nutritious groceries as well as provide 1600 children and 125 seniors with Christmas gifts.

     
  • West Chicago teacher exposes students to real-world economics Nov 17, 2014 11:01 AM
    Candace Fikis, a social studies and economics teachers at Community High School in West Chicago, received Visa's Practical Money Skills Educator of the Month award for October. Fikis uses simulations and takes students on field trips to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to help them understand real-life applications of financial comcepts.

     
  • Jingle All the Way at Santa Hustle 5K: Comin’ to Town Saturday, Dec. 6th Nov 17, 2014 4:05 PM
    Join in on the jolly fun at the 6th annual Santa Hustle 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, December 6th starting at Chicago’s iconic Soldier Field. Race participants will be suited up with a Santa hat and beard-compliments of event producer Adrenaline Sports Management-along with a newly designed dri-fit Santa sweatshirt to boot!

     
  • Just like mom would like, Frontier Soups founder continues to be resourceful Nov 17, 2014 5:14 AM
    Kukec's People column features Trisha Anderson, president of Frontier Soups in Waukegan, says her 94-year-old mother was the inspiration for her company.

     
  • NIU Law starts The Chicago Initiative with information sessions and admission interview programs Nov 14, 2014 11:59 PM
    As part of its ongoing commitment to prospective Chicago-based students, Northern Illinois University Law has spearheaded a new program, The Chicago Initiative, based at the NIU Alumni Association office, located at 33 N. LaSalle. The Chicago Initiative enables the law school to offer the convenience of its various admission programs in Chicago, as well as on its campus in DeKalb.

     
  • Lake County 4-H Officer's Training 2014 Nov 14, 2014 3:33 PM
    Lake County 4-H Teens lead the annual officer training on November 11. Thirty five youth participated in a Parliamentary Procedure Jeopardy game created by Avni Patel, learned the importance of being a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer taught by Maddie Currie, Abby Daniels, Charlotte Roberts and parent volunteer Robbie Roberts.

     
  • Time for GOP to get things “undone” Nov 13, 2014 12:01 AM
    A West Chicago letter to the editor: The Republicans won, and now own Congress, but it remains to be seen whether among Republican legislators there are enough conservatives with the guts to gut Obamacare. The president — pouty, prickly, and passive-aggressive at his powwow — said he wants “to get things done.” Well, I don’t. I want my right-wing guys to get things undone.

     
  • Local club seeking applicants for educational grant Nov 13, 2014 6:27 PM
    The Suburban Chicago Club of Soroptimist International is seeking applicants for educational grants.The Virginia Wagner Educational Grant is specific to these states in the Midwestern Region: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Women residing in these states who are attending college/university in pursuit of a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree are eligible to apply. Judging is based on effort toward education, scholarship, extracurricular activities and financial need.

     
  • Albright Theatre hosts auditions for “The Mousetrap” Nov 11, 2014 8:42 PM
    Albright Theatre Company will hold auditions for “The Mousetrap” by Agatha Christie at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7 and Monday, Dec. 8. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Callbacks may be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, by invitation only.

     
  • Three-alarm fire damages West Chicago area home Nov 10, 2014 9:07 PM
    A large fire at a home in an unincorporated area near West Chicago Monday injured one person, caused extensive damage and required assistance from more than 12 departments, fire officials said.

     
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